Comics http://nwpr.org en Cyborgs, Simpsons And Ticks: All About Free Comic Book Day http://nwpr.org/post/cyborgs-simpsons-and-ticks-all-about-free-comic-book-day Here's the drill: This Saturday, May 3<sup>rd</sup>, is Free Comic Book Day. Walk into a comics shop (you can find the one nearest you at <a href="http://www.freecomicbookday.com/storelocator">www.freecomicbookday.com/storelocator</a>), and they will hand you some free comics.<p>Not <em>any</em> comics in the store, mind you, but a selection of comics specifically produced for Free Comic Book Day, which is now an annual event. There are a whopping 57 such books this year – some of them samplers, with excerpts from various titles, while others reprint the first chapters of ongoing series. Fri, 02 May 2014 16:22:00 +0000 Glen Weldon 45301 at http://nwpr.org Cyborgs, Simpsons And Ticks: All About Free Comic Book Day Book News: Archie Comics Is Going To Kill Off Archie http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-archie-comics-going-kill-archie <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Archie Andrews, the freckly, lovelorn comic book star since the 1940s, is going to die in an upcoming issue of the <em>Life With Archie </em>series, which shows Archie's life as an adult. "Archie dies as he lived — heroically," Archie Comics CEO <a href="http://nypost.com/2014/04/08/comic-book-icon-archie-to-die-heroically-in-series-finale/">Jon Goldwater told the <em>New York Post</em></a><em>.</em><em> "</em>He dies saving the life of a friend, and does it in his usual selfless way. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:18:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 44194 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Archie Comics Is Going To Kill Off Archie Caped Crusader, Or Cruel Sadist? Miller Makes One Fan Wonder http://nwpr.org/post/caped-crusader-or-cruel-sadist-miller-makes-one-fan-wonder When I was a kid, my local comic book store was a seedy, subterranean hole. I never saw other kids there — only adults and teenagers, who came alone and seemed furtive and abashed. We guiltily pored over the spandex-covered torsos and gore-splattered pages in separate corners.<p>Now, as an adult, I live partially in Seattle and partially on the Internet, two places where comics and graphic narratives are as respected and celebrated as any other medium. No one hides in the corner, and I read comics without shame — almost. Sun, 12 Jan 2014 10:21:00 +0000 Kim Fu 39958 at http://nwpr.org Caped Crusader, Or Cruel Sadist? Miller Makes One Fan Wonder Comic Artist Yumi Sakugawa On Friend-Love, Identity And Art http://nwpr.org/post/comic-artist-yumi-sakugawa-friend-love-identity-and-art About a month ago, I asked my followers on Twitter if they had any recommendations for a comic artist whose work I should check out. Person after person brought up <a href="http://www.yumisakugawa.com/">Yumi Sakugawa</a>, a California-based artist. Sat, 04 Jan 2014 13:03:00 +0000 Kat Chow 39553 at http://nwpr.org Comic Artist Yumi Sakugawa On Friend-Love, Identity And Art A Panorama Of Devastation: Drawing Of WWI Battle Spans 24 Feet http://nwpr.org/post/panorama-devastation-drawing-wwi-battle-spans-24-feet Joe Sacco is a cartoonist, graphic novelist and journalist; he's best-known for his dispatches from today's regions of conflict, like the Middle East and Bosnia, in cartoon form. But for his latest book, <em>The Great War</em>, Sacco turns his eye on history. He's recreated of one of the worst battles of World War I, the first day of the Battle of the Somme, from its hopeful beginning to its brutal end.<p>The book is unconventional in form — it folds out to form a 24-foot-long panorama. Sun, 10 Nov 2013 21:53:00 +0000 Lynn Neary 37088 at http://nwpr.org A Panorama Of Devastation: Drawing Of WWI Battle Spans 24 Feet Recurring Dream: Morpheus Returns In Gaiman's 'Sandman' Prequel http://nwpr.org/post/recurring-dream-morpheus-returns-gaimans-sandman-prequel Neil Gaiman started writing the <em>Sandman</em> comic books 25 years ago. Since then, he's written acclaimed fantasy novels, children's books and screenplays — but the pale, star-eyed Lord of Dreams remains one of his most beloved characters. Over the course of 75 issues, the series captivated fans and critics alike.<p>The eponymous Sandman, whose many names also include Morpheus and Dream, is one of a family of seven called the Endless. They've existed since the universe began: Destiny, Death, Dream, Desire, Despair, Delirium and Destruction. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 08:03:00 +0000 editor 36563 at http://nwpr.org Recurring Dream: Morpheus Returns In Gaiman's 'Sandman' Prequel World War R: New Comic Pits Archie And Friends Against The Undead http://nwpr.org/post/world-war-r-new-comic-pits-archie-and-friends-against-undead <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nq76kczJpaU</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 11:03:00 +0000 Jody Arlington 36100 at http://nwpr.org World War R: New Comic Pits Archie And Friends Against The Undead Why You, Yes You, Might Enjoy A Superhero Documentary http://nwpr.org/post/why-you-yes-you-might-enjoy-superhero-documentary <em>Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle</em>, a documentary in three hour-long segments that will premiere back to back (to back) tonight on many PBS stations, begins with a curious image: Vincent Zurzolo of Metropolis Comics explains that a recent copy of <em>Action Comics #1</em>, which contained the first appearance of Superman, recently sold for over $2 million. He shows us <em>Action Comics #1</em>, and then ... he locks it in a safe.<p>It makes all the sense in the world: it's worth a couple million dollars. You lock it up. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 19:52:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 35869 at http://nwpr.org Why You, Yes You, Might Enjoy A Superhero Documentary Art Spiegelman Reflects On 60 Years Of Pen And Ink http://nwpr.org/post/art-spiegelman-reflects-60-years-pen-and-ink It's axiomatic now that comics have gone from being kids' stuff to, in some cases, adults only. Sat, 14 Sep 2013 10:55:00 +0000 editor 34162 at http://nwpr.org Art Spiegelman Reflects On 60 Years Of Pen And Ink Book News: 'Ender's Game' Author Responds To Boycott Threats http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-enders-game-author-responds-boycott-threats <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>The <em>Ender's Game</em> author and anti-gay activist Orson Scott Card responded to boycotts threats against the upcoming film adaptation starring Harrison Ford. The queer geek group Geeks OUT is organizing boycotts and "Skip Ender's Game" events in several U.S. cities because of Card's views on homosexuality. He wrote in 2008 that "marriage has only one definition, and any government that attempts to change it is my mortal enemy. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 11:47:00 +0000 editor 30693 at http://nwpr.org Book News: 'Ender's Game' Author Responds To Boycott Threats